Spending on DVD and Blu-ray discs in France dropped 9% to Euros 564 million ($804 million) in the first half of the year.
PARIS -- French commercial network M6 has added "The Killing" to its 2012 programming slate.
TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, formerly known as TF1 Intl., has settled its dispute with Spike Lee, the helmer-producer of "Miracle at St. Anna," scribe James McBride and Italian producer On My Own.
Edouard Waintrop has come on board to take the helm of the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.
While French TV networks, TF1, M6 and Canal Plus have ramped up their offer of U.S. skeins and/or original programming, the number of films broadcast on those nets reached a decade-low in 2010.
Sony Pictures Television Distribution has inked an all-rights volume deal giving Gallic commercial net TF1 a first-look option on Sony series, library titles and TV movies.
Portuguese grand master Manoel de Oliveira is set to direct French-language period drama ''O Gebo e a sombra'' (Gebo and the Shadow).
Ending months of speculation, Gallic paybox Canal Plus Group and telco giant Orange have unveiled the final details of their new strategic alliance.
Midem, the 44-year-old international music market, is reinventing itself, targeting new demos with a 30% price reduction for participants.
Gallic shingle Les Films d'Ici, which had an arthouse hit with "Waltz with Bashir," is ramping up its animation production with two hybrid live-action/toon features, "The Last Hijack" and "Mister Wu."
Gallic thesp-turned-helmer Valerie Donzelli's heartfelt drama "Declaration of War" swept the top kudos at Paris Cinema Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Monday in the French capital.